Accession Number:

ADA488988

Title:

Integration and Interoperability: An Analysis to Identify the Attributes for System of Systems

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

A system of systems design is the development of multiple systems that individually provide various functions that collectively support a holistic functional capability. With the evolution of todays increased demand of heterogeneous systems that integrate to form complex system of systems, integration and interoperability are critical to cost, schedule and performance during the lifecycle of a product. Enterprises must explore and discover the current and future techniques of building both human and technical systems that requires a deep knowledge and understanding of integration and interoperability. In support of this goal, this thesis, through research and analysis, develops a descriptive and prescriptive approach to assist management in achieving integration and interoperability. This thesis discovers the key attributes that result in an integrated and interoperable system and determines new procedures and techniques that can be recommended to achieve the system engineering required to support interoperability and ensure integration of system of systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE